Alvin Lee

Founder and Chief Editor

Updated 2020 Hyundai i30 offers mild hybrid option

The updated 2020 Hyundai i30 has been officially unveiled, bringing a subtle facelift, improved connectivity features and for the first time, an electrified 48-volt mild hybrid option. Hyundai is also updating its i30 N Line range. The i30 N-inspired design features will continue to be available on the i30 hatchback …

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2020 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD Review

The Mazda CX-5 mid-size SUV has been consistently picking out the top spot in its segment. In one of the most competitive categories with no fewer than 10 players, the CX-5’s popularity among SUV buyers begs the question – what’s the CX-5’s magic? That’s what we are here to explore. …

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Updated 2020 Subaru Impreza price and specification

A sporty fresh face for the 2020 Subaru Impreza, together with the addition of Subaru Intelligent (SI) Drive in every variant, adds extra spice to the brand’s updated compact model. Every Impreza has a re-profiled grille, front bumper and front fog light design, while for the first time dual mode …

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Mazda CX-8 adds petrol variant and sub-$40k entry price

Further expanding Mazda extensive SUV offering, the CX-8 now gains a second powertrain option, more variants, and boosts safety and convenience while retaining its value-for-money proposition with the range starting at less than $40,000. In the second update since it first launched in June 2018, the CX-8 gives more choice to …

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Spied: Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R caught fully undisguised

Just last week, Volkswagen teased us with the next-generation Mk8 Golf GTI, today we get a ‘glimpse’ of the new Mk8 Golf R. A glimpse is understated because these spy photos captured the next-generation Golf R completely undisguised. Caught winter testing in the wild, the new Golf R is once …

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Audi RS Q3 range price and specification

Audi Australia is boosting its compact performance car portfolio with two powerful Q3 derivatives, the all-new Audi RS Q3 and the addition of the first-ever RS Q3 Sportback. Sourced from the Audi RS 3, the iconic 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is the beating heart of these thoroughbreds, developing 294kW …

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Honda unleashes lightweight Civic Type R Limited Edition

Honda is set to unleash the most hardcore version of the Civic Type R in the form of a Limited Edition. Built as the purest expression of Type R to date, the Type R Limited Edition features new lightweight components, sharpened driving dynamics and bespoke styling. Developed with track performance …

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Holden to cease operation in Australia and New Zealand

The Holden brand will be retired from sales in Australia and New Zealand and local design and engineering operations will wind down by 2021, parent company General Motors announced today. Maven and Holden Financial Services operations will also wind down in Australia. GM International Operations Senior Vice President Julian Blissett …

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2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance Review

The Model 3 is Tesla’s electrical vehicle for the masses. Priced from ‘just’ $66,000 plus on-road costs it is the least expensive Tesla currently on sale in Australia and plays in the one of the most important and largest premium passenger car segments, the compact luxury sedan. This means the …

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Hyundai i30 N Line facelift teased

Hyundai has revealed the first glimpse of the new i30 ahead of its world premiere at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show next month. Featuring a host of design upgrades including redesigned bumpers and new LED headlamps, the i30 is said to bring a stronger, sharper look and more visual appeal. …

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Second Kia Sorento teaser offers a glimpse of its interior

Kia has released a second teaser of the upcoming Sorento SUV, in anticipation of its debut on March 3 at the Geneva Motor Show. Released today are computer renderings of the brand’s flagship SUV, including shots of the interior. Looking bolder and edgier than the outgoing model, the new Sorento …

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Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R and GSR introduced

The Mitsubishi Triton range has been expanded to include the new GLX-R and GSR variants. Joining the GLX, GLX+, GLS and GLS Premium variants, the new editions bring the total Triton offering to six trim levels. Triton GSR The GSR variant provides a toughened alternative to the Triton range. It …

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Mercedes-Benz A 250 Sedan lands from $53,000

The addition of two new variants featuring the same feisty turbocharged 2.0-litre engine as the popular Mercedes-Benz A 250 hatch are set to round out a diverse offering for the A-Class Sedan range introduced locally in 2019. The addition of the front-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz A 250 and all-wheel drive A 250 …

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Nissan Qashqai updated for 2020, N-Sport joins range

The Nissan Qashqai compact crossover has been updated for 2020, adding comprehensive connectivity and active safety enhancements across the range. The arrival of the updated Qashqai range also offers customers more opportunity for individual expression in the form of the limited edition N-Sport model, which will sit between the ST-L …

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